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Like an exquisite three-dimensional corpse, whose layers would be at the same time choreographic, musical, theatrical, this polymorphic piece questions creation in its relation to the moment.
Rather than striving for the elaboration of a final form, Mutant is a building in the making that will never cease to be. According to this principle, which borrows from the surrealist movement the idea of automatic writing, freed from the control of thought, Mutant is a constantly evolving creation whose engines are none other than bodies, their environment and their encounter within this environment.
The shape that will appear will then be one of the possible answers to the question posed by this research: what mutations does the body go through in contact with what surrounds it?
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY JULIEN GAILLAC
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANT ASSISTANT EVA ASSAYAS
PERFORMERS ADÈLE BORDE MANON DUBOURDEAUX, ANOUK VIALE
MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER ARNAUD DUPRAT
IMAGES FLORA MATHIEU, EMILE KIRSCH, JULIEN GAILLAC
The Collectif Scale is a group of creatives whose research and artistic proposals have been oriented for several years on the possible interactions between different mediums: music (Chloé, Lucie Antunes), light architecture or kinetic movement. For this film, they proposed to the dancer choreographer, Julien Gaillac, a collaboration by confronting him with a robotic arm. One tries to reproduce the gestures of the other and vice versa. The man becomes precise, mechanical while the machine, it tries to soften with lightness. The two companions then engage a duo in unison, organic and poetic.
This video is the perfect visual illustration of Pianoïd's musical project, a duet between pianist Edouard Ferlet and a machine driving a second piano. A solo enhanced by a virtual being who increases the range of possibilities tenfold. A variation on the eternal man / machine relationship and its possibilities that Edouard Ferlet sums up as follows: “Man has created robots to reproduce his gesture. With Pianoïd, I use the robotic phrase to inspire me, and go towards the unimaginable (…) The machine comes to life and surprises me. The music then becomes an organic dialogue. "